Forms and Action Due Dates

Forms and action due dates for first-year students.

2021-2022 Academic Year

Dates Action Items
ASAP

Activate Network, Gmail and STAR Accounts

An activation email has been sent to the email address used to apply to the College. Your network and Gmail account are required in order to complete the following tasks.

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ASAP

Log in to myHC

After you activate your email account, log in to myHC to build your profile and update your notification and privacy settings. Students can use myHC to connect with other students, find out what's going on, and join student groups. Students will also use myHC to receive important information about deadlines, opportunities, and other requirements.

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By May 26

Gateways Summer Orientation

Deadline for students and families to register for Gateways Summer Orientation. The program is required for all new students. Students should complete the registration form to provide meeting preferences. Families are also encouraged to register and join. 

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By June 1

Academic Advising Meetings

First-year students will have the opportunity to meet with a faculty advisor between June 16 and June 30 to discuss classes and course selection for the fall. Students interested in meeting with an advisor prior to course selection must complete the form by June 1. 

Sign up for a one-on-one advising session with an academic advisor » 

June 7 - July 2

Complete Quantitative Reasoning and Language Placement

All students need to complete the Quantitative Literacy and Reasoning Assessment (QLRA) online. Most students can complete this assessment in less than one hour. It is designed to assess your quantitative reasoning skills, which is different from traditional mathematics materials.

You may not be familiar with all the concepts on the exam. Do not worry if something is new to you. Read each problem carefully and do your best.

We will use the QLRA to get an overall sense of the quantitative ability of the class as you prepare to begin your education at Holy Cross. In addition, we will use your individual score on this test to better advise you about your preparation for the science and/or mathematics courses you will take at Holy Cross. Only students who have completed the QLRA by July 2, 2021, will be placed in a requested First-Year Course of Interest this summer. 

To take the QLRA, log in to Moodle using your network User ID and passphrase. Select Quantitative Literacy and Reasoning Assessment 2025 under the “My Courses” section. Please read the instructions at the top of the QLRA carefully.

June 16-July 2

First-Year Questionnaire and Course Preference Form

We advise you not to submit this form until after you speak with an academic advisor.

Complete the First-Year Questionnaire and Course Preference Form in STAR »

June 16-July 2

Montserrat Seminar Selection

Online selection of Montserrat seminar choices. We advise you not to submit this form until after you speak with an academic advisor  

View seminar descriptions » (PDF)

View instructions for submitting your Montserrat seminar choices »

By July 1 

Chaplains’ Office Campus Ministry Questionnaire

To learn more about the Chaplains’ Office and to hear about opportunities for retreats, service, and community building, text the word Campion to 84576, click the link you receive, and sign up for the things you’re interested in. You can also follow us on social media @hc_chaplains. And to get to know you better, we encourage you to fill out the Chaplains’ First-Year Questionnaire.

July 1-31 

First-Year Roommate Matching Survey/Housing & Board Agreement

To secure your placement in on-campus housing, please complete and sign your Housing and Board Agreement, including the First-Year Roommate Matching Survey found in our housing software program called The Housing Director (THD) – Self-Service. This survey is designed to match students by compatibility according to basic lifestyle habits and preferences. 

Complete the housing contract on The Housing Director (THD) – Self-Service » 

By July 15 

Varsity Student-Athlete Authorization/Consent 

It is important that the College obtains a complete and up-to-date medical history on all first-year varsity student-athletes. Each year thereafter, your medical record will be reviewed by our certified athletic trainers and updated as needed.

The requested medical information is vital to both our pre-season screening process and our daily care and prevention program offered to all varsity student-athletes. The athletic training office is staffed by licensed, certified athletic trainers who provide care that includes prevention, recognition, evaluation, rehabilitation, and emergency care for all athletic injuries.

All first-year varsity student-athletes are required to complete these medical forms thoroughly and accurately. You will not pass your pre-season screening, and not be allowed to participate in varsity athletics unless these forms are completed and on file with the sports medicine office.

Health and Sports Medicine forms can be accessed on the College's Health Services website. Medical forms required by health services are to be uploaded on your Patient Portal. Please input your required immunizations into your patient portal. Medical forms required by sports medicine are to be mailed to the Sports Medicine office.

If you have any questions, please contact Sports Medicine at 508-793–2627.

By July 15

Students With Disabilities Requesting Accommodations

Students with disabilities can request accommodations (academic, housing, or dining) to enable full participation in academic and cocurricular pursuits. A student with a disability is defined as one who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the student’s major life activities, has a record of such impairment, or is regarded as having the impairment. The College admits qualified students regardless of disability and welcomes students with disabilities into every area of life within the College. Eligibility is determined through medical or professional documentation provided to the office by the student. Please see Documentation Guidelines on the Accessibility Services website. 

To be considered for accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act, please input your request and upload your documentation to our Accommodate software program.

By Aug. 1 

Tuition and Fees Payments 

Fall semester bill for tuition is due.

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By Aug. 2

Student ID Card

Take the next step in becoming a Crusader: Get your Holy Cross student ID card. Submit your photo over the summer so we can have your ID card made and ready for you when you arrive.

View submission instructions »

Aug. 3 - 8

Enrollment

Beginning at 5:30 p.m. (ET) on Aug. 3, complete your enrollment.

Complete your enrollment in STAR »

By Aug. 6

Work-Study Jobs - Dining Services Student Employment Recruitment Meeting 

Complete form to confirm attendance to Dining Services student employment recruitment meeting. Access to form will be sent in an email from diningstudentjobs@holycross.edu.

By Aug. 13 

Medical Records and Immunizations 

All incoming students must complete and submit several medical record forms. It is Massachusetts State Law that all health forms are completed. If you do not hand in your forms, you may be unable to live on campus until forms are submitted. 

Forms can be accessed on the College's Health Services website. Students must bring the forms to their medical provider at their entry physical examination and obtain required immunizations and tuberculosis assessment. Health Services will accept a physical exam performed within the past year of entry to college. Health Services prefers that you upload all forms into the student’s medical record form into the Patient Portal.

By Aug. 15 

Health Insurance 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts requires all students who are enrolled in a college or university to have health insurance that meets levels mandated by the Commonwealth.

The charge for health insurance is automatically posted on the student’s tuition bill. Students may waive the health insurance plan offered through the College only if they have coverage through a U.S.-based health insurance program that is comparable to the commonwealth’s requirements.

Students who do not have comparable coverage should confirm their acceptance of the College plan by completing the online enrollment form. This permits the College to facilitate your enrollment in the plan before the waiver deadline. Instructions on how to waive or enroll in the health insurance plan will be sent via email by mid-June. The deadline for submission of the waiver is Aug. 15. A new waiver must be completed each year.

You may not waive the health insurance plan if you are an international student or a U.S. citizen living abroad and your health coverage is with an insurance carrier based outside the United States or with a Foreign National Health Service program. After the waiver deadline, a student may enroll in the plan only if they have experienced a loss of coverage from an existing policy.

More information can be obtained on the Bursar’s Office website.

By Aug. 25 

Mandatory Online Ever-Fi Coursework

Students must complete required coursework by this date (substance use sexual violence, diversity, equity & inclusion). Students will be emailed a link to the coursework in late July/early August and reminders will be sent. Coursework includes education on alcohol, drugs, sexual respect, etc. Learn more on the Student Wellness Education website.

By Jan. 1 

Tuition and Fees Payments

Spring semester bill is due.